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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE N “ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” VOL. XVII., NO. 2376. ' JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1921. . MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. ENGLAND FACES STRIKE IN TREMBLING 1 Investigation of Interests Behind Sales Tax Demanded EFFORT TO SHOVE BIG MAN’S TAX ON POOR IS CHARGED - • L _ Representative Frear Asks House to Look Into Alleg ed Attempt to Sidestep. democrats’^ caucus House Minority Pledged to Oppose Emergency Tariff, Anti-Dumping Bills. WASHINGTON, April 14. — Con gresslonal investigation to disclose the identity of the interests seeking to secure enactment by Congress of a general-sales tax. providing a year ly tax of one per cent, on gross sales of nearly all commodities above $(!, 000 annually, was demanded in the House today by Representative James A. Krear, of Wisconsin. Re publican member of the House Ways, and Means Committee. Mentioning Jules Bache and Mey er Rothschild of New York as prime movers in the campaign, Mr. Freer j charged that a huge fund has been raised to “shove the big man’s tax onto the poor man." Determined opposition to emergen cy tariff and antidumping legisla tion will be offered by Democratic j members of the House, it was indi 1 cated today following caucuses in which Democrats bound themselves to fight both. Among resolutions introduced in Congress yesterday was one, offered by Representative Hamilton Fish, Re-. publican, of New York, requesting the President to immediately order withdrawal of American troops from j Germany. The measure took the regular course without discussion. Big Santa Barbara Hotel Is Destroyed by Flames —*— SANTA BARBARA, Calif.. April 14 The Ambassador IlotPl, formerly The Potter, one of the largest tourist ho tels in the West, occupying a com manding site on the ocean front here, was almost completely destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The loss is estimated at 11,500,000. A hurried check of guests indicat ed that all escaped. Fisheries Boat Osprey Sold to Wrangell Mayor (Special to The Empire) WRANGELL, April 14.—'The Unit ed States Fisheries boat Osprey was sold at public auction here today to^ Mayor J. G. Grant for $550. The boat, built at San Francisco in 1S05, Is 72 feet long, 17 feet 4 inches beam and six feet depth, registered 40 gross tons. It has one Scotch boiler and a compound engine of 85 indicated horsepower. Soldiers Confess Assault On Nurse Near Camp Lewis TACOMA, Wash. April 14 Army officers today said that Lawrence Bogart and Everett Impyn, Camp Lewis soldiers, have confessed crim inal assault upon Miss Eleanor Sheyer, civilian nurse, near the camp Monday night. Under military law the death pen alty is mandatory upon conviction. Young Leeds Rapid Worker Accepted by Creek Princess ATHENS, April 14—William E. Leeds, son of Princess Anastasia of Greece, who arrived a few days ago by airplane to visit his sick mother, has become engaged to Princess Ken in, 17 years old, second daughter of Grand Duchess Marie and niece of King Constantine The marriage will take place in June and the couple plan to reside in America. Leeds proposed the day after his arrival, it is understood. Princess Anastasia opposed the union first, on account of her son's youth, but fi nally consented. Leeds is 19. William B. Leeds, who left the I'nitert States March 12 to vi it Ills mother. Princess Anastasia, who ill at Athens, covered the latter part of his journey by airplane, Karlv in life he was in delicate health, but his mother took him to Switzerla: 1 in 1!* 12. where apparently his condi tion improved. His father. William I!. Leeds, died in Paris in 190o. Ib is reported to lia-.e bequeathed to his son $7.0011,000. The boy's ntolhei was the daughter of the late W. ( ' Stuart of Cleveland, frovv whom she inherited $14,000,000. NEW FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO ENGLAND r- - — > M. de Saint Aulalre, who bears aD old Breton name and also claims English ancestry, is the new t rench Ambassador to England. He is a noted statesman and received the appointment shortly alter the new French Premier took office. TEXAS TORNADO SPREADS DEATH AND DESTRUCTION Entire Town Laid in Ruins J ive Persons Are Killed And Many Injured. McKINNEY, Texas, April 14. - Three white children and two ne Kioes were killed, a number of per sons injured and heavy property md crop loss caused by a tornado cclieii virtually destroyed the town of Ale I issa, six miles north of here, yc.de; day. The town had a thousand re.-i dents, all of whom are homeless. i Two Houston and Texas Central ’ railway freight trains were scattered: along the right of way by the wind One trainman was probably fat all.\ injured. The tornado originated near Fran klin, a few miles west of Melissa and swept eastward destroying farm houses in its path. TUSLA, Okla., April 14 Root, were ripped from farmhouses by a tornado two miles South of Cush ing yesterday. War Finance Corp. Approves Loan to Cotton Exporters WASHINGTON. April 14 The War Finance Corporation today an nounced approval of ah applicat.ou for a loan of $2,000,000 to finan e cotton exports. I Demands Election Governor, Secretary—Full Repre sentation m Congress. — Amid an uproar of calls for ad journRient, demands that members be made lo vole, and the roll call ol' the clerk, the house tills morning ju: I before noon defeated a “home rule" memorial for Alaska, with fall representation for hie Territory in Washington, by a vote of nine to five, two members not voting. The memorial was introduced by Mr. El tier who moved suspension of the rules and asked it be put on its final pasasge. As the clerk read the document, it was apparent from tne smiles on fares of many members that they were refusing to regard it in a serious lighl. Mr. Eisner took recognizance of this attitude when lie moved that the rules be sus pended and declared that it was not introduced in a Spirit of levity but in all ... rieu. ii< as to sec if it would not bring re- i uition from Congress of Alaska's long standing cry for "home rule.'’ Moves to Lay on .table. Mr l( ■ obtaining recognition following Air. Eisner, moved that the memorial be laid on the table. Mr. Murray defending the memorial declared it should not lie regarded is a joke. It is not inappropriate, tie said, that it should contain lan guage used iu the Declaration of Independence. "It speaks in the grandest language ever used,” he asserted. Mr I toss’ motion to table was overwhelming defeated. Mr. Frame stated that it was im proper to force a vote on the mat ter until members had an oppor tunity to study it. He urged that it he referred to a committee for rec ommendation Mr. Keltleson advo cated the regular procedure also. Mr Cochran, opposing delay in acting, said that it should not he necessary for extended study to de termine the numbers to disapprove the memorial. "I am sure.” he said, "that we are all in sympathy with the aim sought to be accomplished. This memorial, however, would de fer the aims it seeks to achieve, in this stage of the history of the Con stitutional <io\ eminent of the Cnited States, we can’t get away It. 1 •admire the courage and zeal of the (Continuer, on Page Eight.) IRISH TROUBLES ARE DISCUSSED AMONG SENATORS Memorial Soliciting Aid for Ireland and Her People Finally Passed. By a vote of 7 to l„ Senator Britt opposing, Senate Joint Memorial No. 11, introduced by Senator Frawley, passed the Senate this morning af ter much discussion. The Memorial, addressed to the President of the United States and the members of Congress, asks that some action be taken to bring about "peace, prosper ity and contentment, to the people of Ireland.” Immediately after the Memorial was read. Senator Chamberlin sag gested that Alaska he included in the Memorial, as desiring peace prosperity and contentment. Sena tor Frawley said this only applied to the Republicans and the Republi can organization in Alaska, the Bern ocrats having all of the above requis Ites. Much discussion arose as to whetli or the Memorial really aimed at the j independence of tlie Irish or re cog nition of the Irish Republic. Sena tor Britt said he ilid not believe the Legislature of Alaska shoytd attempt anything along the lines proposed and when the Memorial was passed under suspension of the rules, he j voted against its adoption For Aid Along Coast Senate Joint Memorial No. 12, bv Senator Collins, ty request, is ad dressed to (lie Secretary of the Unit ed States Navy asking for the sta tioning at. various points along the coast of Alaska of fast vessels ca liable of aiding distressed vessels The .Memorial cites that many thou sands of fishing boats are operated along tlie coast .that storms arise and boats are often limes wrecked boats break down and are in need of assistance, all this requiring pri vnte searching parties and private aid being extend'd. The stationing of various navy boats along the coast would alleviate many dangers and aid could he given quickly. This Memorial was referred to the Com mittee on Taxation and Transports tion. McFadden Bill Up The report of the Judiciary Com mittee that House Joint Memorial No. 2, tlie gold bonus measure, or as more commonly known, the Me Fadden measure do pass, brought out much discussion. Senator Hess moved that it he considered in the Committee of the Whole. Senator Chamberlin protested this, saying that action from Congress was need ed now as tiiai body was discussing tlie McFadden bill. “Action of Congress favorably means renewed prosperity to Alas ka,” said tlie Senator. Senator Hess said he had read j the McFadden bill, and did not be ; iieve it could give relief to Alaska I as had been thought. He stated the I gold must be sent to the Secretary j of tlie Treasury with certain affl j davits, before the bonus could b< given. Senator Hess also stated it' should be carefully rewritten. Senator Chamberlin Haid there had! never been a Memorial or Resolution Introduced unli- otne exception been taken as regarded phraseolfgy etc. Senator Polling said the McFaddan j bill had been endorsed by the bi ight ; minds of the financial world, the; American Mining Congress, and that already the Memorial had been t o | long delayed for action. “We want to get it before Con gress right now while the question is a hot one," -aid the Senator from the Fourth Division. Further disco-sion was given, then tiie Memorial v. s put on passage and unanimoush slid across. Courtey Given Heckman Upon motion of Senator Frawley. tile courtesy of the Senate was ex tended to former Territorial Senator J. It. Heckman ind lie was escorted to a table within the Senate railing Senate Joint Memorial No. 4. rela tive to the It mg of Islands along the coast for agriculture, fox raising , and other purposes, was passed unanimously. House Memorial Tossed Over House Joint Memorial No. 4. r'da live to the stationing of a fast boat of the sub-cha-er type off the const, of Seward Peninsula, came up aa3; (Continued on Page Right.) ' l 1--1 New U. S. Ambassadors’ Names Sent to , Senate by President I -- WASHINGTON, April 14. President Harding today sent ; to the Senate nominations of Col. George Harvey, of New York, to be American Am ; bassador to Great Britain and Myron T. Herrick of Ohio to be American Ambassador to i France. At the same time the Pres ident transmitted to ftie Sen- j ate appointments of more than thirty men who had been 1 given temporary appointments i while Congress was in recess. Among those is Charles G. Dawes, of Chicago, former | Chief of Supplies for General Pershing in France, named Brigadier General in the Of- 1 1 ficers’ Reserve Corps. |-, PEACE IN IRELAND BEFORE AUGUST 1 FREELY PREDICTED Observers Declare Situation Changing for Better Des pite Continued Warfare, DUBLIN, April 14.—Opinion is ex i.ressed by observers that the Irish situation lias undergone a change for the better in the last three weeks A nonth ago Dublin derided peace prophets but today predictions that there will he a settlement soon are! general. Lloyd’s has declined to ac-J ■ciit bets that peace will he brought ibout before August 1. Outwardly conditions have not im roved. There has been no ce.>sa ‘ion of warfare and the trouble is ,pleading to Ulster. Sir Arthur Vi •ars, former Ulster king of arms,i was shot dead this morning at L's-| towel and ills residence burned. Factors serving to stimulate toe iptimistic view are the admission i . Premier Lloyd George of the Go. ernment’s failure to solve the Irisn problem; the appointment of a Ca'.h ilic viceroy; De Valera's latest pro-| ouncements which are interpreted j is showing the willingness of the, Sinn Fein for what is deemed a i mitable compromise; England's in •ernal troubles; repudiation of tue partition act by Southern Ireland; (lie admitted defy offered the Ui ster Parliament; the significance ini Ireland to the report of the Amr ican committee of 100; President' Harding's reported endorsement of; the American Relief Committee's campaign and a rumor that Senator! William S. Kenyon is coming as; President Harding's representative! to investigate. Government Anvious Government circles rlo not conceal! 'heir anxiety over the prospect that 'he Sinn Fein will win most of tael “eats in the Southern Parliament. I With the Nationalists and Sinn Fein "rs co-operating in th<> North. th?j ‘ask of establishing tlie Ulster Par iiament is recognized as fraught with political hazards. it is confidently asserted that t ie1 Sinn Fein would be willing to ie aoli ite peace on the bu-is of a .--tutus or full dominion. Am against tills, how ver. is a I >ng| manifesto issued liv the Irish I.ubor Party declaring that latter leaders assume the “state of war" will coo tinue for a 'ong time and suggested a war program for the Irisli t^om munity. 100.000 Unemnloved I’ointing out that 100.000 workers are unemployed, the labor party j adopts the Daily Kir- inn s “Demo cratic program” and prepo-es a mor itorium suspending all land rents anti purchase annuities. Ten per t-ent of this money should be eol lected liv the national authorities! ami amlied to the mitigation of the hardships of the people says the manifesto. t The party pronose a campaign of manufacturers, trader-: anti consum ers. for the p*-ot' ( 'am ttf Irish man "fat turers anti dm I irr that the la ' fir partv avows protection as essen ■i'l t't the foundation tiT ns Irish Industrial revival, but (but tile pro ‘action must te- for tbe interest of tbe workers. “We must free ourselves from tli" *oii( of rorapetition t»f the indlvid liaPstlc system or lie compelled to suffer the consequences.” BRITISH LABOR ARRAYED SOLIDLY ON SIDE OF TRIPLE ALLIANCE IN NATION'S GREAT INDUSTRIAL CRISIS LONDON, Ap; ‘1 14.—British labor, virtually without a break, to day stood airayed on the side of striking coal miners and the other two members of the Triple Alliance, transport workers’ and rai way men's unions, who are scheduled to walkout tomorrow. After the gen eral workeis' federation, representing 1,500,000 workers in more than a hundred industries outside of the Triple Alliance, had decided to support the alliance in its strike in support of the miners, the par liamentary committee of the trades union congress and the national executive and' parliamentary committees of the labor party voted reso lutions expressing solidarity with the alliance. Latest Bulletins By Special Gable LIVERPOOL, April 14.—Bolshevik authorities have closed the Russian frontier to Americans, says a Libau dispatch received here this after noon. WASHINGTON, April 14.—Oppo sition to reduction of the peace time strength of the Regular Army below 175,COO men was expressed by Secretary of -War John W. Weeks at a conference with Congressional leaders this afternoon. OLYMPIA, Wash., April 14.—Con viction of seven alleged I. W. W. of second degree murder in connec tion with the slaying of Lieut. War r«n Grimm in the Armistice Day outrage at Centralia November 11. 1919, was upheld in a decision hand ed down by the State Supreme Court today. The convicted men Bert Smith, O. C. Bland, R. Becker, J. Mclnernay. E. Barnett, Bert,Bland and John Lamb, will be transferred from the Montesano County jail to the State Penitentiary at Walla Walla. Denies Open Shop Movement Is Conspiracy of Employers NEW YORK, April 14.—Denial that the open shop movement in the United States is in any sense a con epiraey of employers was made by] George Sisson, president of the Am erican Pulp and Paper Association, in an address at tlie organization’s Convention here today. The speaker declared the time has come when employers must call a halt on ttie tendency of the fed eral Government to interfere with Industry. Northern Packing Company Hearing Opens at Seattle SEATTLE, Wash, April 14. Hearing was begun in the Federal] Court here today of the Northern, Packing Company's contest of the Government's action in condemning 1459 eases of canned salmon as un fit for food. Experts from many sections of the country ire expect-j ed to testify for t lie Government The company's plant is located at Juneau, Alaska. Yakima Woman Dies After Tasting Home Canned Corn YAKIMA. Wash. April 14 Mrs '•Soda Bowers yesterday took one 'uste of home canned corn, threw the rest to the chicken- and then died. The chickens which ale the nod also died. Two other deaths from ptomaine poisoning have occurred hero with' the last ten days. Harvester Co. Announces Price Cut on Steel Goods CHICAGO. April 14 Straight ten per cent reduction in price on all products where str.l is the principal raw material was an nounced by the International Har vester Company today as effective, on goods for delivery me • ir. British Treasurer Coming To America to Fund Debt UtNItON. April 14 I. rd Chalm ers, Secretary of the Treasury. left Kugland Saturday for Washington to negotiate funding of Great ltri tain’s debt to the tinted States. Officials of the alliance visited Premier David Lloyd George this morning and left after two hour with leaders saying there was no prospect of an adjustment of the gravest industrial situation England lias ever confronted. The country | is facing tlie issue in trembling. During the conference, it devel oped, the Premier urged the labor men to resort to the ballot. He sug gested that they put their case be fore the nation and promised that the government Would do the same, letting the nation decide the final issue. in reply to announcement of the Triple Alliance, that members would be called from work Friday, the Premier said: "Your decision is a grave one You threaten to dislocate the whole transport service. 1 should like to know the ground on which you do tormined to inflict such a serion* blow on your fellow countrymen.” The Alliance indicated it would answer the ^rentier. Red Indignation Meetings Planned in Several Citie* CHICAGO, April 14.—Action V prevent indignation meetings pro moted by William HdVwobd and 70 other I. W. W. who Were denied new trials by the United States Supreme Court this wee'll: on charges of Co'* spiring to obstruct the Government' war activities, was taken today 1" United States District Attorney Clyde Mr. Cylde said be had received messages saying that meetings had Is en scheduled at Seattle. Gales lmrg. St. Paul, Sioux City. Oklahoma City and elsewhere. Old State Ho.ise at Boston Near Destruction by Fir^ IIOSTO.W April 14. The old Slat? House, a landmark of revolutionary times and earlier and housing price 'ess relics, was threatened with de struction by fire last night. The Games, starting in the basement and working up to Hie cupola were pre vented by firemen from reaching the museum, but it is feared some of tin* relics may have been damaged by smoke and water. 300 Men Thov/n Out of Work When Mill Burns 11OQt'IAM, Wash., April 1 * "he sawmill of the Aloha 1 umber Com puny at Alo> a. Wash., 22 miles from here was destroyed by fire last night, thiowing nearly 300 men employed at the mill and camp out if work The loss is estimated at $200,000. -• Canadian Commons Defeat Reciprocity Pact with U. S. OTTAWA. April 14.—The House f Commons by a vote of 100 to IS ■ tcrduy defeated a motion recont ■-tiding adoption of the reciprocity greement between the United St tes and Canada signed at Wash ington January 21, 1911. Oldest Catholic Priest in World Dies at Winnipeg WINNIPEG. April 14 — Father Pa mane Dandurand. who celebrated his one hundred and second birth lay anniversary March 23. died here today He was horn at Quebec Hid was said to be the oldest Catho lic p riest in the world. FIRE AT VAUC0UVER. VANCni T-.it. 11. C. April It — Fire in tie Kitsilano residence dis - riel I re yesterday did $40,‘iOC damage to a factory and surround ing residences.